UK’s net-zero carbon proposal for 2050 sees big role for BECCS and aviation biofuel

May 2, 2019 |

In the UK, the UK Committee on Climate Change’s new report seeking to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 sees CCS tied in with bioenergy production as key, as well as 21TWh of biofuels for aviation, roughly between 5% and 10% of 2017 aviation fuel consumption. That switch to aviation biofuels is estimated to displace carbon emissions by more than 600,000 metric tons per year, but when paired with BECCS, that would go significantly higher at nearly 1.5 million tons. Using biofuels for personal transportation would sequester more than 1 million tons annually and displace a few thousand tons more. The biofuel scenarios look at FT-based technologies. Heavy good vehicles are seen moving away from biofuels to electric and hydrogen fuels.

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